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's the value of debates. >> but look at the way it plays out. romney will say, "yes, i do have a deficit plan. go look on my website. it's there. it's toue." which puts the burden on the audience. i wish they would go to your website because they won't find out the answer at mitt romney's website. >> but then we come to the second part of the process that protects.e you heard in the debates candidates saying, "that's not true. check the record. check the transcript," and an invitation essentiallto go to the fact checkers ato journalism. to the extent that this year we've had a lot of fact checking in national journalism, arsot more than we've had in previous years. and we know now after the first three debates. last time i talked to you it was, it was only a hypothesis, that the people who said they went to the fact checking sites or went to journalism for fact checking on the web, were more likely to accurately be able to portray the candidates' positions and those exchanges in which somebody was alleging deception. romney, his plan largely doesn't add up. obama did not apologize around the
enough, when you take into fact we spent $4.5 trillion in deficit recovery,. >> and an improvement ratio? >> not improving. >> not on that path. >> it's not on that path. >> is it an aberration? >> bureau of labor stats on this. have you requested them? >> yes, they don't tell you a lot of things. like the labor force participation rate. which has dropped toyorelatively low numbers, which makes the unemployment numbers lo better. >> in hindsight, when he critizes the last month's report. >> last month in crthe last month's report, the only reason that number got better was 582 people thousand left e the calculation, and went to work on a part-time basis, so the part-time jobs got better, bu we did not, they took these people out of ofthe denominator. >> those numbers are not that -- >> nay says finish? >> we're being accurate. >> i would say that's the nay-ers. if you look at the economy, nayu could see consumer confidence s the highest it's been. we've had steady, but nfslow growth. independent economists say we're on track to create 12 million jobs in the next four years, thwhoever is
-to-do, letting the bush tax cuts for the wealthy expire as if you want to do something about the deficit. that's the singleoost popular proposal for doing something about the deficit would be to let the bush tax cuts for the wealthy expire. and yet that goes nowhere in washington. >> you know, there is an organized, powerful constituency for deregulation, for high-end tax cuts, for policies that are neglecting some of the serious middle class strains. there just isn't anything of comparable size or power on the other side. and that has pulled washingto way, you know,gt way toward the concerns of the most affluent, most privileged members of our society and led them toy often neglect the real struggles that americans are facingof during ts economic crisis, strugglesci th are magnified versions of what americans have been going gl years or so. >> there was a time when we were sure that a strong middle class was the backbone of a democracy. and tere was a time, after the ii world warerhen i was a young mahe when incomes actually grew slightly faster at the bottom and the middle than at the top,
, record deficits, and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. what governor romney's offe ng is a return to policies that have failed us in the past. he's now talking about them as "big changes." they're a repeat... a relapse of things that haven't worked for american families for or a decade now. >> brown: with both sides promising to revitalize the economy, there's one more important report yet to come: the jobs numbers for october will be released next friday, just four days before voters head to the polls. earlier today, i talked about the new government economic report with hugh johnson, head of an investment and advisory firm in albany, new york. hugh, welcome. first the good news, where is the growth coming from? >> well, you know, there are a lot of places. but i think probably the best news is that, you know, consumer ending is about 70% of our economy. we saw that strengthen in the third quarter. that's very good news. i think there are a couple ofen really-- parts of that first of all residential real estate or housing, we know the numbers have ben getting better.
provides in order to pay for it. democrats tend to want to tax a little more for that or add to the deficit because ofhe emergency. >> ifill: chris christie as the governor of new jersey who the president will be traveling with tomorrow looking at hurricane damage, you can only assume that that will be many levels interpretation of that particular meeting. he said he would likehe to reschedule halloween but it's not possible to reschedule an election, is it? >> it is technically possible to reschedule elections on ae state-by-state basis but i don't think we're going to need that. t date on which the election d is held actually set by federal law ratherhan the constitution. congress could change that datee there's actually provision for, if a state doesn't get it vote in on time,ot bacally for the state legislature to maca a decision about which electors to end to vote for president. so there are actually ways v for that to happen. i just don't think anybody is that the a point right now. >> ifill: if you'reys in massachusetts or connecticut a your constituents don't have power, they're not
in how potple vote. tt's first and foremost, what are we going to do with this debt and this deficit? that's mostly what i have worked on the house over the past 12 years. >> reporter: meanwhile, richard carmona's most obvious polical asset is his life story. born in new york to puerto rican parents, carmona lived homeless as a child and dropped out of high school. he joined the u.s. army and became a decorate vietnam veteran before attending medical school. he was eventually appointed surgeon general by president george w. bush. carmovi also served as sheriffs deputy along the u.s. border with mexico. democrats hope that bipartisanar background can appeal to the independents, who make up a third of the state's votes.te the candidate talks abuts republican efforts to recruit him while he served in as surgeon general. >> the republican party did ask me to bome a republican. i said why? i was an independent my whole life, because i always thought that there were goto sides-- both sides had good slutions to problems. unfortunately, we got so partisan now that democracy's in lue gridloc
in here at the white house for a big deficit reduction and debt reduction package.e >> narrator: bipartisanship was long buried. now there was open antagonism. >> when that collapsed and when that ended up in that terribly muddy compromise that nobody liked, i think that was the turn. i think at that point he and everybody around him decided, "this isn't working and we're not going to work this way." >> and the american people i think are fed up with political posturing and an inabilityor politicians to take responsible action as liposed to dodge their responsibilities. >> we've seen his approval ratings on the economy dip... >> narrator: three and half years after he came to washington on a promise of a change... >> obama is under 50% approval rating... arrator: ... barack obama returned to the campaign trail himself changed. >> difficult road ahead for the president... >> i think you see today a president obama with a thicker skin, more jaundiced eyes, has grown more skeptical, even cynical perhaps, about washington. >> no president has been reelected with this type of economy
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